This past weekend I spent time with my son, his girlfriend and their new 5 month old pup Laya. It was a weekend filled with wonder and joy. Having spent my childhood without a dog, it was a bit of a challenge for me to find my comfort zone with Ms. Laya. Watching Laya explore and discover new sights, smells, people, places took me back to watching my children explore and discover throughout the years.
As I transition into a new chapter in my life, I thought about my own discovery and exploration process. I am a bit like Laya, meeting new people, exploring unchartered waters I’ve never been to before , figuring out how and where I fit in, discovering what’s pleasurable for me and remaining open to life’s gifts and challenges. I am so fortunate to be on this life journey discovering new and exciting things with fresh eyes, just as Laya is doing.
If you’re in the midst of transition, enjoy the wonder and excitement of exploration & discovery. We live in a fascinating world that is full of gifts for each of us. Enjoy the ride! And, of course, if you have a puppy or any other animal friend, watch and witness their exploration process. It’s like seeing life through the eyes of a child. Priceless!